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    I don't need no clipless pedals.....

    ....to tip over at a stop sign, I can fall quite well with cheap old
    platform pedals. I took the Volae out for a little spin last night
    after work. It was just before sunset and very peaceful in the
    neighborhood. About four miles into a five miler I caught up to
    a couple in their mid 20's at a crossroad and once I came to a
    stop I managed quite well to just tip over. They probably would
    have been concerned about my well being if I wasn't laughing so
    hard. We spoke for a couple minutes and went our seperate ways,
    today they're probably still laughing.

    After work today I'll take another little spin and see how things go.
    As promised, here's a couple pics of the Volae with the fenders, rack,
    and mirror. I may still need to swap to a longer stem to get the handle
    bar to a position of max comfort but the seat and handle bar adjustments
    are somethings that I want to address gradually. I'm running 1 1/4"
    high pressure tires front and rear, an IRC Metro on the front and a
    Kenda Kwest on the back. They're quite nice on the street and I'll find out how
    they work on the unpaved sections of the old Towpath along the canal.
    The crushed stone is quite well compacted and is no problem for my
    1 1/2" tires on the Sun EZ Sport.






    The rear trunk is for tubes and tools, cell phone, wallet etc. I just pop it on
    whichever bike I happen to use each day. Very convenient.


    The pump fits nicely behind the seat and I attached it with a couple of velcro
    straps. I carry it the same way on my EZ Sport.

    It'll take a little getting used to but I'm looking foreward to a lot of
    pleasurable miles on this little beast. Hopefully I won't be laying down
    in the road at stop signs any more.
    Last edited by cranky old dude; 09-11-08 at 01:23 AM.

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    It's very nice, (I could get interested in building one) but should you be out after dark while on a learner's permit?

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    What's that growing in the back yard?

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    That green stuff looks like Viola odorata, or sweet violet. I have some under a Japanese maple tree; it flowers profusely in the spring and is, indeed, odoriferous in a heady way.
    When my feet hit the floor in the morning, Satan shudders and says, "Oh, *****, she's awake!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garfield Cat View Post
    What's that growing in the back yard?
    It's a Silver Maple!!

    The low lying stuff is some kind of White Violet or something. It thrives
    in the shade of the Maple and it was free from a neighbor who calls it
    "Johnny Jump-ups" or something like that. When I get home I can ask
    my wife, she'll know.
    Last edited by cranky old dude; 09-01-08 at 09:54 AM.

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    It would scare the hell out of me to climb onto something like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swan652 View Post
    It would scare the hell out of me to climb onto something like that.
    Perhaps climbing on...but when falling off one doesn't have nearly so far to go as on a DF
    Sometimes nothing can be a real cool hand

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    Good news. I did a 18 miles of road and MUP yesterday without as
    much as a wobble. Man, this thing goes like the wind!!! My speed
    is comparable to when I ride the aluminum Schwinn 354, and I was
    just taking it easy.

    I don't guess I'll be tipping over at stop signs anymore.

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